Interchangeable-lens vlog camera

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Interchangeable-lens vlog camera

Designed for creative vloggers who aspire to an artistic look, the ZV-E10 takes care of the nuts and bolts of video production. Create a stunning vlog by taking advantage of interchangeable lenses, the large APS-C sensor, the built-in Directional 3-Capsule Mic and special features designed for vlogging-for a professional-looking vlog without the hassle.
Interchangeable-lens vlog camera

Choose how you see the world, and pick the lens that matches your style

Choose just the right lens from Sony's extensive range of E-mount lenses, and bring your vlog to the next level with stunning and unique imagery. Incorporate background scenery into your script with a wide-angle lens, or make the subject grab the viewer's attention by using a fixed focal length lens with an artfully blurred background. Move in closer with a macro lens or pull in distant scenes with a telephoto lens.

A large-format image sensor for professional-quality images

The ZV-E10's impressive images are the result of the camera's large APS-C-sized image sensor. Compared to a smartphone camera, the image sensor of the ZV-E10 is more than 10 times1 bigger, allowing for beautiful, professional-looking images with high resolution and intricate detail. [1] APS-C [2] 1.0-type [3] 1/2.3~1/3.4-type.

Efficient light collection for high-quality images with minimal noise

The ZV-E10's large-format image sensor is designed to maximize light collection, producing 4K movies with high-quality images with less noise even when you're shooting in a dimly lit setting.

4K video with oversampling for greater detail

The camera's internal 4K video recordings2 are made using a full-pixel readout from the sensor, allowing the collection of approximately 2.4 times3 as much data as is required for 4K (roughly equivalent to 6K). This oversampling means that the recorded footage has more visual data condensed into every frame, resulting in remarkably detailed video imagery.  (A) 2.4 times information.

Designed for easy selfie and vlog shoots

Weighing in at just 12.8 ounces (364 grams)4, the ZV-E10 is ready to hit the road with you whenever you're ready to vlog. The side-opening vari-angle LCD screen makes it easy to take selfies and check your framing, even when you're shooting from high or low positions, and the ergonomic grip is designed for a safe and stable hold.

Instant access to control buttons

When you're shooting a vlog session the last thing you want to do is fumble for buttons. With the ZV-E10 you'll find the MOVIE button right on top, for quick access. There's also a handy zoom lever5, and a Still/Movie/S&Q button that lets you easily switch between still images, normal videos and Slow & Quick Motion modes.

Protection against recording failures

The ZV-E10 tells you at a glance that whether or not you are recording. A recording lamp on the front of the camera lights up in red, and the LCD monitor also displays a bold red frame, letting you know when recording is in progress.

Fast, precise autofocus

Even quick-moving subjects stay in focus thanks to the ZV-E10's Fast Hybrid AF system. With 425 phase-detection points6 covering around 84%6 of the sensor's image area, this wide coverage and dense AF point placement help to precisely capture subjects that might otherwise be difficult to focus on.

Let Real-time Tracking do the focusing work for you

The ZV-E10's AI-driven7 Real-time Tracking is intuitive to use. Simply touch the monitor to indicate the subject you want to focus on and Real-time Tracking will take it from there, keeping a steady hold on the subject.

Leave it up to the camera to focus on you

With the ZV-E10 you can concentrate on the more creative aspects of vlogging. The camera's Eye AF feature uses sophisticated detection algorithms to recognize and track a subject's eyes quickly and accurately, keeping a tight focus on a person's eyes.

Precise focus transitions for smooth-looking product reviews

With just the press of a button, you can activate the ZV-E10's Product Showcase Setting, ideal for product review videos. With the setting activated, whenever you hold a product up in front of the camera the focus will shift automatically to that object, and then back to your face again when you move the product out of frame. This setting is available even when image stabilization is set to Active.

Easy background blur control

There's no need for complicated manual adjustments-just press a single button to turn background blurring (bokeh) on and off. The button switches between a blurred, bokeh-rich background and a clearly focused one8, skipping all the complex setting.

Natural-looking skin tones

The ZV-E10 is designed to produce healthy and natural-looking skin tones for everyone without extra editing. Thanks to the ZV-E10's natural color tuning, the camera automatically fine-tunes skin appearance.

Smooth, soft skin appearance

The ZV-E10 features a Soft Skin Effect to smooth your skin's appearance. The feature is designed to smooth out your skin while preserving sharpness in the eye and mouth regions. You can select from four levels (from "off" to "high") to determine the level of this effect, depending on your preference.

Stay brightly lit wherever you go

Even when lighting conditions change abruptly, the ZV-E10 makes sure that you'll always be brightly lit. From direct sunlight and backlit angles to shadows and dimly lit interior corners, the camera detects the subject's face and automatically handles changes in brightness, performing rapid exposure adjustments to compensate.

Smooth and stable images even while walking

The ZV-E10 will help keep things smooth and steady when you're on the move. Active Mode9 electronic image stabilization delivers stable video footage with minimal shake and blur during hand-held recording, and it's available even when the Product Showcase Setting is on.

Easy sped-up and slowed-down motion

The camera's Slow & Quick Motion8 modes record videos up to 5x slower than real time or up to 60x faster. You can record at up to 50 Mbps with full HD quality, and it's all done in-camera, so you don't need to do any editing on a PC. You can also do high-speed full HD recording at 120fps10, 11 to create high-resolution slow-motion sequences in post production.

Designed for clear voice recording

Equipped with a built-in Directional 3-Capsule Mic, the ZV-E10 records voices clearly even in crowded settings. It's optimized to capture voices in front of the camera with fewer distracting ambient sounds, perfect for vlogging use.

Clear recording even outdoors

The ZV-E10 comes with a wind screen, allowing worry-free recording when shooting outside. The supplied wind screen can be easily attached to the Multi Interface (MI) Shoe to reduce noise in windy conditions.

For even higher audio quality

Unlike with conventional analog audio transmission, you'll never need to worry about cable signal interference. Just pair the ZV-E10 with any Sony microphone that supports a Digital Audio Interface via an MI Shoe for clear, low-noise, all-digital audio. Or, you can connect your favorite mic via the camera's mic jack for even better audio.

Easy sound monitoring

Make sure that you're getting exactly the audio stream that you're hoping for. The ZV-E10 features a standard 3.5 mm headphone output, so you can connect a set of headphones to monitor whether the audio is being properly recorded.

Optional grip for easy one-handed operation

The Bluetooth®-enabled GP-VPT2BT grip (sold separately) provides easy, cable-free remote control of recording and zoom controls along with a custom button. Zoom and record operations are accessible for one-handed shooting, and the Bokeh Switch is also assigned by default to an easy-to-reach button for operation with a single touch.

Vertical shooting without the complications

Movies shot in a vertical orientation can be viewed the same way on a PC or smartphone, thanks to metadata recorded by the camera12. There's no need to rotate the video manually, convenient when you're sharing your work on social media.

Transfer to a smartphone for quick sharing

The ZV-E10 makes it easy to share 4K movies and still images after shooting. Even when the camera is turned off, your images can continue to be transferred wirelessly from the camera to a smartphone, to be shared as soon as you're ready.

Edit movies from your smartphone

Movie footage shot with the camera is easy to edit on a smartphone using the Movie Edit add-on13 from the Imaging Edge Mobile app. The image stabilization feature uses the camera's gyro sensor data to smooth out the video and compensate for camera shake. There's also an intelligent framing feature that uses camera data to let you crop video and change aspect ratios while ensuring that the main subject remains in the frame.

Add special effects in-camera

You can switch up your colors to create a variety of artistic effects. Just change the Creative Style setting, or choose from seven14 different visual effects using Picture Effect mode, without any additional post-production.

Flexible control over color tones with S-Log3 support

If you want greater flexibility in adjusting colors during post-production, you'll appreciate the ZV-E10's support for S-Log3, the standard for maximizing sensor performance in professional cameras. S-Log3 allows for a wide dynamic range, giving you the increased visual data you need for greater color control during post-production editing on a PC.

Produce 4K HDR movies with true-to-life colors

Natural, realistic-looking colors in 4K HDR movies can be achieved without post-production or color grading, thanks to the camera's support for recording 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range) footage using the preset HLG picture profile.

Fine-tune your transitions when you switch focus

When you switch focus from one subject to another, you'll enjoy fine-grained control over AF Transition Speed. Transition speed controls whether to perform a quick transition or a more gradual one, with seven different levels available.

Create time-lapse movies

With the ZV-E10's interval shooting mode15 you can create evocative time-lapse movies assembled from still shots. The shooting interval can be adjusted from 1–60 seconds between shots, with up to 9,999 shots possible. You can see an in-camera preview of what the finished movie will look like, then use Sony's Imaging Edge Desktop on a PC to put together the final footage.

Live-stream setup is easy

With a single cable, the ZV-E10 can be used as an online communication tool16, taking advantage of its large sensor and built-in mic. To use the ZV-E10 as an external camera16, connect it to a PC17 or a Sony Xperia smartphone16 via a USB Type-C® cable connection. You can assign USB Streaming mode to a custom button for quick streaming.

Handle long shooting sessions without battery worries

When you're shooting outdoors or anywhere without a power supply, you can rely on the camera's battery to power up to 125 minutes18 of continuous movie shooting or up to 440 still images19. The camera also supports external power through a USB Type-C® connector, allowing an external mobile battery to further extend your recording time.

Switch to AC power when you need to shoot for longer durations

When you're live-streaming or just engaging in an extended indoor shoot with access to an AC power supply, you can use an AC adaptor like the AC-PW20AM (sold separately) and never have to worry about running out of battery power.

Enhanced image stabilization and editing functions

Camera-shake metadata is recorded by the built-in gyro, allowing handheld footage to be smoothed out and stabilized in post-production. Using Sony's Catalyst Browse / Catalyst Prepare desktop application20 you can easily balance automated shake-compensation and image-trimming levels. Catalyst can also make effective use of recorded camera-rotation data.

Imaging Edge DesktopTM

Elevate your moviemaking and still photography with Imaging Edge Desktop applications13. Use "Remote" to control and monitor shooting live on your PC screen; "Viewer" to quickly preview, rate, and select photos from large image libraries; and "Edit" to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery. Get the best from Sony RAW files, and manage your productions more efficiently.

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Lens
Lens Mount E-mount
Image Sensor
Aspect Ratio 3 : 2
Number Of Pixels (Effective) Approx. 24.2 megapixels
Number of Pixels (total) Approx. 25.0 megapixels
Sensor Type APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6 mm), Exmor CMOS sensor
Anti-Dust System -
Recording (still images)
Recording Format JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.32, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Image Size (pixels) [3:2] L: 6,000 x 4,000 (24 M), M: 4,240 x 2,832 (12 M), S: 3,008 x 2,000 (6.0 M)
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [4:3] L: 5,328 x 4,000 (21 M), M: 3,776 x 2,832 (11 M), S: 2,656 x 2,000 (5.3 M)
Image Size (pixels) [16:9] L: 6,000 x 3,376 (20 M), M: 4,240 x 2,400 (10 M), S: 3,008 x 1,688 (5.1 M)
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS) [1:1] L: 4,000 x 4,000 (16 M), M: 2,832 x 2,832 (8.0 M), S: 2,000 x 2,000 (4.0 M)
Image Quality Modes RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG (Extra fine / Fine / Standard)
Picture Effect 13 types: Toy Camera (Normal / Cool / Warm / Green / Magenta), Pop Color, Posterization (Color, B/W), Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Rich-tone Monochrome, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White, Sepia
Picture Profile Yes (Off/PP1-PP10) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1-3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset
CREATIVE LOOK -
Dynamic Range Functions Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Auto High Dynamic Range
Color Space sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINoS Color
14bit RAW Yes
Recording (movie)
Recording Format XAVC S
Video Compression XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Recording Format XAVC S: LPCM 2ch
Color Space xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINoS Color
Picture Effect Seven types: Toy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Pop Color, Posterization (Color, B/W), Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High-Contrast Monochrome
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White, Sepia
Picture Profile Yes (Off/PP1-PP10) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3, HLG, HLG1-3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset
CREATIVE LOOK -
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S 4K) 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8 bit, NTSC) (Approx.) 30p (100 Mbps/60 Mbps), 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8 bit, NTSC) (Approx.) 24p (100 Mbps/60 Mbps), 3840 x 2160 (4:2:0, 8 bit, PAL) (Approx.) 25p (100 Mbps/60 Mbps)
MOVIE RECORDING SYSTEM (XAVC S HD) 1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8 bit, NTSC) (Approx.) 120p (100 Mbps/60 Mbps), 1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8 bit, NTSC) (Approx.) 60p (50 Mbps/25 Mbps), 1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8 bit, NTSC) (Approx.) 30p (50 Mbps/16 Mbps), 1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8 bit, NTSC) (Approx.) 24p (50 Mbps), 1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8 bit, PAL) (Approx.) 100p (100 Mbps/60 Mbps), 1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8 bit, PAL) (Approx.) 50p (50 Mbps/25 Mbps), 1920 x 1080 (4:2:0, 8 bit, PAL) (Approx.) 25p (50 Mbps/16 Mbps)
Slow & quick motion (shooting frame rate) NTSC mode: 1fps, 2fps, 4fps, 8fps, 15fps, 30fps, 60fps, 120fps / PAL mode: 1fps, 2fps, 3fps, 6fps, 12fps, 25fps, 50fps, 100fps
Movie Functions Audio Level Display, Audio Rec Level, PAL/NTSC Selector, Proxy Recording (1280 x 720 (Approx. 9 Mbps)), TC/UB, Auto Slow Shutter, Gamma Disp. Assist
Recording System
Location information Link from smartphone Yes
Media Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (M2), SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant), microSD memory card, microSDHC memory card, microSDXC memory card
Memory Card Slot Multi slot for Memory Stick Duo / SD memory card
Noise Reduction
Noise Reduction Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 s, High ISO NR: Normal / Low / Off
White Balance
White Balance Modes Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent / Flash / Underwater / Color Temperature (2,500 to 9,900 K) & color filter / Custom
SHUTTER AWB LOCK -
Focus
Focus Type Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)
Focus Sensor Exmor® CMOS sensor
Focus Point 425 points (phase-detection AF) / 425 points (contrast-detection AF)
Focus Sensitivity Range EV-3 to EV 20 (ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Focus Mode AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C (Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
Focus Area Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot / Expanded Flexible Spot / Tracking
EYE AF [Still images] Human (Right/Left Eye Select) / Animal, [Movie] Human (Right/Left Eye Select)
Other Features AF micro adjustment, (Sold separately) with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4, Predictive control, Focus lock, AF Transition Speed (Movie), AF Subj. Shift Sensitivity (Movie)
AF Illuminator -
Focus type with LA-EA3 (Sold separately) phase-detection
Exposure
Metering Type 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Sensor Exmor® CMOS sensor
Metering Sensitivity EV-2 to EV 20 (ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Metering Mode Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot, Entire Screen Avg., Highlight
Exposure Compensation +/- 5.0 EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable)
Exposure Bracketing Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, 3/5 frames selectable. (Ambient light, Flash light)
AE Lock Yes
Exposure Modes AUTO (iAuto / Superior Auto), Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Movie (iAuto, Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M)), Slow & Quick Motion (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M)), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) [Still images] ISO 100–32000 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 51200 can be set as expanded ISO range.), AUTO (ISO 100–6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), [Movies] ISO 100–32000 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100–6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Anti-Flicker Shoot. -
Scene Selection Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type -
LCD Screen
Monitor Type 2.95 inch (3.0-type) wide type TFT
Number of Dots 921 600 dots
Touch Panel Yes (Touch focus / Touch tracking / Touch shutter)
Brightness Control Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Adjustable Angle Opening Angle: Approx. 176 deg., Rotation Angle: Approx. 270 deg.
Focus Magnifier Yes, Focus Magnifier (5.9x / 11.7x)
Top Panel
Top Panel -
Other Features
Vlog Features Product Showcase Set, Background Defocus
PlayMemories Camera Apps™ -
Clear Image Zoom [Still images] Approx. 2x, [Movies] Approx. 1.5x (4K), Approx. 2x (HD)
Digital Zoom Smart zoom (Still images): M: Approx. 1.4x, S: Approx. 2x, Digital zoom (Still images): L: Approx 4x, M: Approx. 5.7x, S: Approx. 8x, Digital zoom (Movie): Approx. 4x
Face Detection Face/Eye Priority in AF, Face Priority in Multi Metering, Regist. Faces Priority
Self-Portrait Self-Timer Yes
Others Interval recording, Self-portrait Self-timer, Bright Monitoring, Help guide
Shutter
TYPE Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Type Mechanical shutter/Electronic shutter
Shutter Speed [Still images] 1/4000 to 30 s, Bulb, [Movies] 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)
Flash Sync. Speed 1/160 s21
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter Yes (ON/OFF)
Silent Shooting Yes (ON/OFF)
Image Stabilization
TYPE [Still images] Image stabilization supported on lens, [Movie] Image stabilization supported on lens (Standard Mode) / Electronic (Active Mode)
Compensation Effect -
Flash Control
TYPE -
Guide No. -
Flash coverage -
Control Pre-flash TTL
Flash Compensation +/- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Modes Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Wireless control22, Hi-speed sync22
Recycling Time -
External Flash Compatibility Sony α System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adapter for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe
FE Level Lock Yes
Wireless Control Yes (Light signal: Available with Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Hi-speed sync. / Radio signal: Available with Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Hi-speed sync.)
Drive
Drive Modes Single Shooting, Continuous shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.), Bracket: Single, Bracket: Cont., White Balance bracket, DRO bracket
Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.) Continuous shooting: Hi+: 11 fps, Hi: 8 fps, Mid: 6 fps, Lo: 3 fps23
No. of recordable frames (approx.) JPEG Extra fine L: 99 frames23, JPEG Fine L: 116 frames23, JPEG Standard L: 137 frames23, RAW: 46 frames23, RAW & JPG: 45 frames23
Self-Timer 10 s delay / 5 s delay / 2 s delay / Continuous self-time / Bracketing self-timer
Pixel Shift Multi Shooting -
Playback
Photo Capture Yes
Modes Single (with or without shooting information Y RGB histogram & highlight / shadow warning), Index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 18.8x, M: 13.3x, S: 9.4x, Panorama (Standard): 25.6x, Panorama (Wide): 38.8x), Auto Review, Image orientation, Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Date / Still / XAVC S HD / XAVC S 4K), Protect, Rating, Display as Group
Interface
PC Interface Mass-storage / MTP
Multi/Micro USB Terminal -24
Bluetooth® Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4 GHz band))
Multi Interface Shoe Yes (with Digital Audio Interface)25
Mic Terminal Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
Sync terminal -
Headphone Terminal Yes (3.5 mm Stereo minijack)
Vertical Grip Connector -
LAN Terminal -
FUNCTIONS View on Smartphone, Remote control via Smartphone, PC Remote, BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI), PhotoTV HD
Audio
Microphone Built-in, stereo
Speaker Built-in, monaural
Print
Compatible Standards Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Custom function
Type Custom key settings, Programmable Setting (Body 1 set / memory card 4 sets), My Menu
Lens Compensation
Setting Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
Power
Supplied Battery One rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Battery Life (Still Images) Approx. 440 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)26
Battery Life (Movie, actual recording) Approx. 80 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)27
Battery Life (Movie, continuous recording) Approx. 125 min (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
Internal Battery Charge Yes
External Power AC Adapter AC-PW20 (sold separately)
Power consumption with LCD screen [Still images] Approx. 2.0 W (with E PZ 16–50 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), [Movies] Approx. 3.5 W (with E PZ 16–50 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS lens attached)
USB Power Supply Yes
Others
Operating Temperature 32–104 °F (0–40 ℃)
Size & Weight
Weight (with battery and memory card included) Approx. 12.1 oz (Approx. 343 g)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 4.54 x 2.53 x 1.76 inches (FROM GRIP TO MONITOR) (Approx. 115.2 x 64.2 x 44.8 mm (FROM GRIP TO MONITOR))

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